(Again...sorry about the poor photo quality.....these pics are taken from my mobile)
Its only the beginning of the Easter Holidays and already i am wanting to take time out! lol!!
Don't get me wrong....i love my boys dearly and i love spending time with them, but sometimes it gets too much!!
Yesterday i had to wait in all day for carpet....i was so excited, except we ended up being the last fitting grrr!! Isn't it so annoying when that happens? The things i could have done in that time if only i knew that they weren't going to turn up till 5pm!!!!!! Instead i had two boys going crazy, actually one...the eldest was fine, but the littlest (terrible twos) decided to wreck the house again and again and moan all day!!!!
(A card given to me by my hubby.....don't worry i'm not an alcoholic..honest)
Here is the room (Spare/work room) with the carpet and bits of furniture i moved back in:
I spent a little of yesterday setting out a plan of what i need to do/buy:
I want some floaty white curtains, lots of white shelves, new bedding, a throw and cushions to put on the sofa, a cushion for my desk seat. I have lots of pictures to go up and i'd like to get a lovely spring plant for the windowsill.
I'm heading to Ikea this weekend and plan to spend most of the weekend making my new room pretty!!
The after the Easter hols i can get making!! And start my little buisness!!
....So, this week wasn't probably the best week to start back on Weightloss Wednesday!!!
We had family over for tea on Good Friday, so i made some yummy cakes.
I forgot to take a pic of these, but they were really yummy and pretty.
This one was rather nice too:
I don't eat eggs, so i use a replacer instead (just as yummy though)
I recommend both recipes and will certainly make them again.
I forgot to take pictures of the finished table/egg hunt/ and decs but they looked pretty much like last years.
How cute is my hubby? He said he got the above card as it reminded him of the colours of my blog at the moment!! Just when i think he is a typical man, not listening/thinking, he always manages to surprise me!
I said to my hubby i didn't want an egg this year (we get so much anyway) He said that he had to get me something. So i said that he could get me something when we went to Windsor for the day on Saturday: My in laws had got me and the hubby a trip to Windsor Castle and afternoon tea for our wedding Anniversary gift at the start of the year. (Lovely hotel that we had tea in by the way)
We had a look round the shops, including Cath Kidston....such a pretty one....i loved the changing room!!
He totally spoilt me...with:
He surprised me with the little badges/mirror and choc on Easter Monday too!! I am a lucky girl!!
I also bought some pretty books in a charity shop.
When i look at the pretty pics in books like this, i dream that my life is like that too......look at the pretty afternoon tea pic...hmmmmmm :)
Going back to weightloss Wednesday....i haven't eaten that well....well how can i with so much chocolate around? And yummy Easter teas and dinners?
I have been trying a bit of portion control though and i've done a bit of exercise too. No weight loss to report this week though.
I wanted to share a yummy family dish with you, that we all enjoyed, even my fussy eldest boy!!
The recipe comes from this delightful book. (Lovely family recipes, great pics, and a heart touching story behind the book too)
It is really easy.
Just roll out some puff pastry, cover with a small amount of dijon mustard, cheese of choice (we used cheddar), tomatoes, and pepper and cook!!
...I took part in Dolly Dollops colour swap. I chose pink.
Look at these lovely gifts i recieved from Ticking stripes:
A pretty teatowel, a Ck flannel, a pin cushion with a William Morris print, a lovely collection of note cards, some vintage button hair clips, tags and stickers, a pretty brooch and card and some button magnets and a lovely cloth that can already be seen in my workroom. Thank you Wendy i am delighted.
Here is what i sent:
A selection of buttons and craft paper, a candle, some Tiptree jams, soap, Ck tissues, chocolates, a handmade bookmark and button pin badge, a card, a really pretty cup and saucer that i was very tempted to keep for myself :) and a lovely hanging heart that i had bought for Wendy from my Red heart day.
I stole away the Sunday Express magazine from my In Laws this weekend, as i spotted a piece on Grace Kelly in it. Me and my Mum will be heading to this exhibition at V&A Museum in June after our chocolate workshop!! So excited.
Now i will leave you with this pretty Easter picture from my Prima calendar:
Have a good week all!!